I've been using Rover for years and have been mostly satisfied with the service I've received. In fact, I've given a few five-star reviews. But Matthew blows everyone else out of the water. Not only does he truly care for the animals under his care, he goes above and beyond to communicate, manage household chores, and ensure that your beloved dogs are treated like royalty. I've never been so comfortable being away from home, confident ...
Matthew was professional, diligent, and clearly loves dogs... The reason he does this. My dog took a liking to him immediately. Matthew came over for meet and greet and really spent the time to review all the details. the next day for walk he was communicative and tracked the walk... Fun to see.
Mathew is fantastic! We had him watch our 3-1/2 month old puppy for 10 days while we were out of town. He kept us up to date with daily (or even more often) pictures of how she was doing, usually with descriptions of things she'd done or just how she was doing. He stayed in the house and we really felt like we could relax on vacation knowing he was there with our puppy ...
Day/Night Companion for your Pup!
Besides growing up with dogs (and a few cats here and there, despite allergies), I most recently had two big dogs as constant companions for about 10 years. They've passed now, and I now live in a no-pets building. I telework 100%, and I miss having my dogs laying at my feet as I work. While I cannot host dogs, I'm happy to work from your house during the day, or as a house/pet ...
What Matthew would like to know about your dog
Things I'd like to know are:
1) Do they have any problems with other dogs? If so, is it specific breeds, or sizes?
2) What's your dog's favorite treats?
3) Has your dog been to obedience school?
4) Is your dog food driven?
5) Can I administer treats freely?